Ever had one of those days when you couldn’t decide whether to head for the horizon on your road bike or hit the trails with your mountain bike? Now imagine a bike vacation where every day is like that. Yeah, it sounds pretty awesome to us, too.
Don’t get us wrong; we love us a good bike beer-cation or foreign road tour as well as long trips to the trails, but give usÂ Â …Â Pictures and more
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON â€” There are women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to fight for their rights: their right to get an education, their right to work outside the home, their right to run for Parliament, and their right to ride a bike. These few, brave women who dare to ride epitomize how the bike is often viewed as a symbol of freedom â€” they are literally pedaling a revolution in how women are perceived and valued.
In fact, the bike has been a symbol of freedom for women before, here in the US. Susan B. Anthony declared in 1896, â€œThe bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-relianceÂ Â …Â More
THESE DAYS Nick Newcomb, 20, races for the Mike’s Bikes cycling team, competing nearly every weekend for either the Marin-based squad or for his UC Santa Cruz team, of which he’s also the president. But, when he first decided to try cycling during his days as a student at Drake High, his mom joked that he was “one of those kids who showed up in baggy shorts, on an old bike.”
“We just had no idea,” said Brenda Newcomb.
Now, the Newcombs, who live in Nicasio, know quite a bit about cycling. After Nick paved the way, younger twin brothersÂ Â …Â More
For almost two decades, SCOTT Sports has been pushing the limits of carbon fiber bicycle design. Starting with the Endorphin in 1995, we have been developing ways to make our bicycles both stiffer and more lightweight. Take this opportunity to step into our factory, and to get an inside look at how we take the world’s most abundant element, combine it with our IMP, or Integrated Molding Process, and develop it into a world class carbon fiber bicycle. SCOTT Sports- Innovation, Technology, Design.
â€œInvisible Bikeâ€ by artist Jimmy Kuehnle is a functional bicycle made of clear Lexan panelsâ€”with the exception of a few components, the bike is transparent. When he debuted the bike in Austin, Texas back in 2005, Kuehnle sported a matching clear vinyl suit. The effect, particularly from a distance, is uncannyÂ Â Â …Â More